[RFC][PATCH 7/8]: Auto-create ptmx node when mounting devpts

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Aug 21 11:17:42 PDT 2008

sukadev at us.ibm.com wrote:
> Hmm, so, single and multi-mount don't coexist ? i.e some are multi-mounts
> while others are single-mounts.
> The way I looked at is that even if a distro has not yet updated the
> startup script (fstab), we could use the multi-mount. Maybe a container
> startup script could change /dev/ptmx to symlink and both types of
> mounts can work simultaneously.
> Would that be unnecessary ?

Yes, that's unncessary; you can still use a "newinstance" elsewhere in 
the system (in a container) where you rather by definition don't have a 
backward compatibility issue.


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